May 2009 archive and recap

Summary of May 2009 articles [view in standard blog format]…

Top Spice Korean restaurant, Puchong, SelangorPersonal

Lunch at Top Spice Korean Restaurant (pic).

Culture and lifestyle

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun committed suicide. Rest in peace.

Barack Obama’s White House photos was talk of the town. While in Japan, folks at Akihabara showing otaku goodness with Akiba mikoshi; KFC’s Colonel Sanders gets a bit of fashion makeover; and check out the wild Tokyo Decadance party.

Showbiz and entertainment

It’s the month of Cannes; check out photos [1], [2] and the winning list.

Hong Kong veteran celebrity couple Liza Wang and Law Kah-Ying tie knot. It’s also a busy wedding month for Korean celebs; best wishes to Song Yun-ah & Sol Kyung-gu; and Shin-ae with a non-celeb husband.

More news… Asian-American actor Daniel Henney gets a primetime role; while Korean actor Won Bin shows love in Africa.

It’s a great month of celebrities’ photoshoot… Korean actress Song Hye-kyo posed for Nylon magazine; pop star Lee Hyori puts the daunting Shanghai mobbing behind and shows plenty of hotness for Instyle magazine.

Korean actress Han Chae-young for RogatisAlso check out T-ara’s Jiyeon and Japanese actess Maki Horikita on Weekly Shonen magazine.

For Korean commercial photoshoot… actress Han Chae-young modelled for Rogatis men’s apparel (pic); and rising stars Lee Min-ho and Moon Chae-young for Signature.

Sharing a recent Korean milk commercial featuring Girls’ Generation; and Haptic Mission campaign starring Son Dambi and F4. My favourite goes to a 2008 Japanese commercial featuring Yuri Ebihara for McD.

Not getting enough of pretty girls? Have a look at Miss Tiffany’s as well, hehe.

In music… Japanese pop group Morning Musume wants you to make an OPV; and SPEED is making a huge comeback. Whereas in Korea, girls group 2ne1 made headlines with Fire, their official debut.

Other music videos of the month include a joint project for Women’s Generation, Brown Eyed Girls’ L.O.V.E and a K-pop mashup by Masa.

Offbeat and discovery

Briton gets the best job in the world, but Queensland tourism is the real winner.

Urban legend came true in Taiwan… snake bites man’s p***s from toilet bowl; definitely more haunting than the scary toilet papers. A 56 leafs clover and heart shaped watermelon conclude the weird news of the month.

Videos… the world’s fastest drinker; old Kuala Lumpur by Michael Rogge; wormhole and space travel; world’s smallest spy-copter and Dhaka’s polluted river.

Last but not least, some cool aerial photos of LA traffic by Benny Chan.